In 1858 an Englishman by the name of Amos Worthington ventured here from Cincinnati, Ohio. He chose a spot about 35 miles southwest of Dubuque in the path between Farley and Cedar Rapids that would be accessible to the Dubuque Southern railroad. He built the first general merchandise store in the area and soon another businessman by the name of Mr. Piersall built a second store. It wasn’t long before a blacksmith shop and saloon located near the two stores and this was the beginning of Worthington. It was not until October 1, 1892 that the people of the village petitioned the court of Dubuque County to become an incorporated town. An election was held with a total of 42 eligible voters, 32 of which voted yes to incorporate and the remaining 10 voting no. The Clerk of Court certified a copy of all proceedings and the date of the official incorporation of the Town of Worthington was to be January 2, 1893.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church 314 3rd Ave. SW 563-855-2405
St. Paul Grade School 309 3rd Ave. SW 563-855-2125
Clubs & Organizations
Worthington Sportsmen’s Club
Worthington Athletic Association
Worthington Junior Helpers 4-H group
Worthington Memorial Hall & Park Located on the east side of town, 7,000 sq. ft. reception hall, Playground equipment and baseball diamond. Operated by the City Veteran Square Park Located on Hwy. 136 Restroom facilities, swings, spring animals
Local Chamber Member Businesses
Brunkan Equipment 7695 Rte 136 Worthington, IA 52078 (563) 855-2434 We are an agricultural business that offers sales, service and parts for grain and livestock equipment, also have sales and service for recreational ATVs.
City of Worthington 216 1st Ave W Worthington IA 52078 (563) 855-2825
Fidelity Bank & Trust 110 1st Ave W Worthington, IA 52078 (563) 855-2415 www.bankfidelity.com
Simon's Family Restaurant & Catering 202 2nd St. SW Worthington, IA 52078 (563) 855-2055
William Burger Land Surveyors 510 3rd St. W. Ct. Worthington IA 52078 (563) 855-2028